The Capital Pool Checkers Club: Tradition, Competition & Community in Washington DC
Capital Pool Checkers Club | Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2011-03-18
Ethnographic photographer Peggy Fleming spent three years photographing and interviewing the members of Washington's Capital Pool Checkers Club. Her resulting study, "Crown Me!" (2010), documents more than an interesting recreational club: it highlights a special place in the urban landscape where a group of men come together to share their personal memories, recall the history of their beloved city and create community. Fleming is...
Fleming, Peggy - Jackson, Maurice - Capital Pool Checkers Club (Washington, D.C.) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)